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@  ThunderWear : (19 January 2020 - 09:27 AM)

I snagged Rainmakers for half off.  They make me want jolly ranchers.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 04:21 PM)

I was using my account on another comptuer, and oddly it seemed to default to $US rather than converting it.

@  TM2-Megatron : (18 January 2020 - 02:02 PM)

You should be able to set eBay to display in your local currency, although personally I like to know the actual currency the item is listed in so I know if I need to account for forex fees or not

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:34 AM)

I'd also like to take the opportunity to say I despise Ebay for showing the list prices in US money.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:23 AM)

Well there is an overpriced limited edition, but I don't want to pay that much money for it.

@  Trpodeca : (18 January 2020 - 06:21 AM)

Well great. The one Usagi Yojimbo volume I don't have and it's out of stock.

@  Rycochet : (17 January 2020 - 06:15 PM)

I both love and hate that the Alien franchise seems to have had more luck finding a niche as a line of children's toys than it has at producing worthwhile films.

@  Donocropolis : (17 January 2020 - 06:35 AM)

I've seen them on the shelves at Walmart. They're pretty great looking retro Aliens toys. https://www.walmart....-Vary/934039489

@  fourteenwings : (17 January 2020 - 01:11 AM)

IIRC somebody on here mentioned an unbranded Alien toy a couple of weeks ago? It seems like it was actually part of a collection for the Alien movie series by Lanard. Mattel's making some stuff too.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (16 January 2020 - 03:12 PM)

Is it really a worse name than say, HMS Spanker?

@  Maximus Ambus : (16 January 2020 - 02:36 PM)

'Boaty McBoatface' was a actual thing?! Wow.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (14 January 2020 - 02:00 PM)

Might be worth bringing back this thread.

@  ThunderWear : (14 January 2020 - 01:53 PM)

Of course I had the idea to download all the pdfs like a week too late. Anyone got an archive?

@  Steevy Maximus : (14 January 2020 - 12:48 PM)

The Collector Club is dead. Seems like it all came down shortly after New Year

@  ThunderWear : (13 January 2020 - 11:06 PM)

I can't get to the collector club website. anyone else? I was literally going to download all the fiction to finish reading.

@  Maximus Ambus : (13 January 2020 - 04:50 AM)

News today is all 'there's a CHANCE it would snow in July' and 'dogs COULD bite back'.

@  Benbot : (12 January 2020 - 10:05 PM)

Holy crap, do many people get hurt by them?

@  wonko the sane? : (12 January 2020 - 02:11 PM)

Even in fallout, they never carpet bombed with nukes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (12 January 2020 - 12:43 PM)

I hope the stockpiled nuclear weapons of the US and Russia are accounted for then.

@  Nevermore : (12 January 2020 - 12:22 PM)

Geez. 1760 (!) bombs from World War II that had not detonated and were still armed have been found. That's only the numbers for the federal state of Germany I live in, and only for the first three quarters of 2019. For all of 2018, the total number was 2811 (!!) bombs.

@  CVReynolds : (11 January 2020 - 11:05 PM)

I've been wanting a Tarantulas that turns into a more realistic tarantula for a long time. Maybe Takara will someday do a Masterpiece, which would be neat. But I really want to see a modernized look like in the IDW comics.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (11 January 2020 - 09:43 PM)

We need more Waspinators.. and rattraps.

@  Ashley : (11 January 2020 - 07:09 PM)

I'm on board with that

@  Dekafox : (11 January 2020 - 06:17 PM)

What I'm hearing is we need Cyberverse Waspinator

@  NotVeryKnightly : (10 January 2020 - 01:27 AM)

He's appeared across more branding changes than Waspinator, so maybe it's more the other way around.

@  Ashley : (10 January 2020 - 12:01 AM)

is C3PO the Waspinator of Star Wars? he'll live forever, because it's funny for him to suffer

@  Sabrblade : (09 January 2020 - 11:52 PM)

He's still waiting for them to be funny.

@  ▲ndrusi : (09 January 2020 - 10:35 PM)

Why?

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 04:02 PM)

I've been watching South Park, Family Guy and The Simpsons with a straight face for a decade now.

@  wonko the sane? : (09 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

If that's what it takes to get you to take the medication, sure.

@  Bass X0 : (09 January 2020 - 01:52 PM)

If I go crazy, will you still call me Superman?

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 11:37 AM)

I mean, it is easier to protect HDDs, and you can retransfer the data over and over forever?

@  NotVeryKnightly : (09 January 2020 - 10:45 AM)

Not in this comparison. He's making his own files, so they're (presumably) not restricted by DRM, so he can copy them as many times as he wants. It's potentially more reliable in the long term than hoping the specific copies you originally bought never accrue any damage for the rest of your life.

@  Echowarrior : (09 January 2020 - 10:44 AM)

I prefer physical copies too. Easier to protect something physical and tangible.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 09:55 AM)

I prefer having physical copies.

@  Tm_Silverclaw : (09 January 2020 - 08:56 AM)

I have plenty of physical media I turn into digital media for my plex server. Just finished ripping Ultra Seven

@  fourteenwings : (09 January 2020 - 08:50 AM)

Isn't the general consensus that we're supposed to be over physical media anyways?

@  Paladin : (09 January 2020 - 08:17 AM)

i still don't own a Blu-Ray player.

@  TheMightyMol... : (09 January 2020 - 07:35 AM)

My current TV works just fine. I don't see a need to upgrade. And by the time I do, the Next Big Thing will probably be out anyway.

@  Benbot : (09 January 2020 - 03:58 AM)

Me neither. I'm no rebel, though. I'm just poor.

@  Maximus Ambus : (09 January 2020 - 03:38 AM)

I haven't gone 4K yet, I'm a rebel.

@  Ashley : (07 January 2020 - 11:50 PM)

the comic theme is amazing

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 03:18 PM)

Sounds like Victor Caroli but I’m not sure.

@  Bass X0 : (07 January 2020 - 02:35 PM)

Should I recognise the narrator of the Mutant Hunt trailer?

@  Maximus Ambus : (07 January 2020 - 04:30 AM)

I got me Titans Return Blaster, now watch them unveil Earthrise Blaster and Generations Perceptor, a retool of Titans Blaster.

@  ThunderWear : (06 January 2020 - 10:22 PM)

I recently switched to to the comic theme here at the Allspark and I'm so happy I just want to look at it.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (06 January 2020 - 08:12 AM)

Can you not take so many lines to say anything?

@  fourteenwings : (06 January 2020 - 07:47 AM)

Iunno, maybe people having unique pronunciations of things re:how they understand language makes the world a more colourful place, rather than one where we correct every seemingly grievous error?

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:12 AM)

Others insist on "Michael Yackson".

@  Nevermore : (06 January 2020 - 06:01 AM)

Because the very combination of those sounds is unknown to them, and thus they avoid it as if it were contagious.


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#41 Logicron

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:14 PM

Webcomic authors really should just end their webcomic when it gets to the point that they don't enjoy making it anymore. Like, just move on.


Nerds have always missed the point of the things they love in favour of obsessing over minutiae of the setting.

 


#42 TheMightyMollusk

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:18 PM

Most do. VG Cats is just an odd case in that it still makes him money from con appearances and such, despite being the poster child for schedule slip.

#43 Logicron

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 02:29 PM

I wonder if it still makes the author money because it appeals to furries.


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:24 PM

I swear, I remember a time when VG Cats could get me to laugh, but I don't know if that was because I hadn't yet developed a sense of humour that acknowledges how bad most of the gags are, or if it was because I am honestly that easily amused sometimes. I mean, I laugh myself sick watching Jackass.

Maybe.  But there was a definite change in the comic over time.  It happens with a lot of authors as they keep working on the same thing for long periods.  They tend to get cynical and stop putting as much effort into their work or get caught up in personal vendettas and start making their work specifically to gall certain groups.  Without an editor to say no, he can pretty much make his comic however he wants, so whatever his personal inclinations are, it goes straight there.

 

I think it's telling that, if you look at Super Effective (his Pokemon side-comic), there's a lot of genuine warmth and humor at first, but it's already showing signs of devolving into the same kind of shock humor that the main VG Cats comic turned into.  It's just creative fatigue and it's sad in a way.


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#45 Logicron

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:27 PM

That's the rub when it comes to webcomics, no editorial oversight.


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Posted 26 November 2016 - 04:51 PM

Well, it depends on the comic. Some can carry a story for a longer period with no loss of quality, many even get better over time. As an example, I offer Order of the Stick (which starts as just a series of gags about D&D but has grown into a deep, massive story....with gags about D&D).

But then you get cases like VG Cats, where it just kinda lurches on like a zombie, staggering through the motions when all life faded away long ago.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:42 PM

At least for me, I need to have a goal in sight, whether it be a certain page, the end of the chapter, or the end of the story, that I'm looking forward to tell. Back in college, I tried the random webcomic thing, that had an overall concept & chars, but zero plot-it did not last long. I could not find the love. I too, find that comics with no real direction that continue for the sake of continuing grow stale. I got bored with Megatokyo, Roomies from Hell, and various others. My interest in Looking for Group's story died long ago, but I continue for the art. Manage a 3 and the main artist's other projects start good, but then start to fall into a pattern of introducing new characters, making spin-offs, then going into hiatus.

I need to catch up on OoTS, and No Need For Bushido. Oglaf is fun b/c *nothing* is off limits. Usually weird, often funny, sometimes sweet, and almost always NSFW. Lackadaisy Cats has absolutely gorgeous art, and is about anthropormorphic cats during Prohibition era. It's much more interesting than it sounds, but it doesn't update too often. One of my fave ones over the years is Zebra Girl. The story and art make tremendous leaps over time, and I never know exactly what to expect, but Things definitely Happen and it feels like it's going somewhere. I have the first book, and plan to buy the others when I can.

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Posted 26 November 2016 - 09:44 PM

jackass makes me laugh cause i love watching idiots do stupid shit







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